Archive for May 2016

Register by Mail for Reunion

Register by Mail for Reunion

Print the forms below:

US Army Chaplains Registration Form Print

Guidance Letter, 2016

8th Biennial Army Chaplain Family Reunion Program Final

Menger Hotel-US Army Chaplains 2016

Don Sather

Don Sather writes:

Address:

225 Spruce
Denver, Colorado  80230

Email:  satherdrk@aol.com

Phone: 303-365-9511

Ministry Report:

Very retired and pushing ninety!

Gregory Matthews

Gregory Matthews writes:

Email: tgmatthews3@hotmail.com

Cell phone: 303-618-7681

Ministry Report:

As previously stated in a report, after retirement from the Army, I was employed as a VA Chaplain in Denver.  I retired from that position in 2014.  My wife, Sharon and I are now living in the North Metro Sacramento area.  We are living about 25 minutes from two sons and about 90 minutes from my sisters.  So, our time and energy is devoted to getting established in our new home and spending time with our family.  Feel free to send me an email, or call my cell phone.

Rev. Dr. V. P. Travis, Jr.

Rev. Dr. V. P. Travis, Jr.
Address
PO Box 7323
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
United States
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Email
bretttravis@comcast.net
Phone
(865) 661-1418
Date
05/07/2016
Ministry Report
Fr. Brett Travis is the Rector of Emmaus Abbey Church Knoxville, Tennessee. He retired from US Army Chaplaincy in June 2008. He served as the Command Chaplain for USSOCCENT in 2001 and Deputy Command Chaplain for USCENTCOM. He then was assigned to 26 ASG as the Deputy CMD Chaplain in 2003, US Army NATO Command Chaplain in 2004-2006, Casteau, Belgium. He asked to be assigned to Madigan Army Hospital from 2006-2008 to work with wounded Soldiers until retired from military service in June 2008.

Since 2008 he has been in private practice as a Christian Counselor until starting Emmaus Abbey Church in January of 2014. He is active in veterans affairs and church planting

Raymond A. Acker

Raymond A. Acker
Address
Calvary Fellowship Homes
502 Elizabeth Drive
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601-4406
United States
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Email
raacker@reagan.com
Phone
(717) 333-9597
Date
04/26/2016
Ministry Report
Jean and I have been residents of CFH since 2001. We continue in ministry on a voluntary status. I have two devotional services monthly – one here and one at another retirement community. I also am responsible for the Vesper service at CFH in scheduling speakers, special music and leading the service. In all of these I also sing on occasion. I am also President of the CFH Men’s Fellowship and oversee the scheduling of speakers for these meetings.

Prior to our move, we began to be involved with the establishment of a new church in Lancaster and served as one of the founding Elders. After moving about holding services in various rented locations (motels, school and industrial park) we purchased a church on the west side of town, paying for it in ten years. Two years ago we purchased a larger church and after selling the previous property were able to pay have of that off at closing. We have a building that should meet our needs for years to come. It came with a pipe organ and a system to play chimes for the neighborhood.

Since February 2014 Jean has been in our dementia unit due to Alzheimer’s. She was diagnosed with this a couple of years before. This change of residence came about the day I had a cardiac arrest while entering the Lebanon (PA) VAMC for scheduled Lab work. I spent a week at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and then two months in our skilled nursing unit here at CFH. During that time I also spent a week at Lancaster General Hospital due to fluid on my lungs. They removed two plus liters from one lung. After discharge I moved into a one bedroom apartment in the same building as our dementia unit and usually have the noon and evening meal with Jean. Our sons (Thom and Doug) came to pack up and move the things from our cottage to the apartment and Jean’s room.

In August 2014, Jean fell and broke a hip. She had surgery to replace this and is doing well getting around with a walker.One year later (the same date as the cardiac arrest) I was taken to LGH with pneumonia and spent a week there and ten days in our skilled nursing unit.

Our oldest son, Thom, lives in Madison, AL and is in the construction business. he has two grown children who have two children each. Doug retired two years ago from the Bureau of Federal Prisons with the rank of Captain. He has four grown children who have four children. So we have Two boys, six grandchildren and (at this point) eight great grandchildren.

We thank the Lord for His goodness to us and our family over the years and His continued care in these days as well as allowing us to serve Him in the Chaplaincy and ministries in the years since.

Charles Alan Tyson

Charles Alan Tyson
Address
3 Timber Trails St.
Rogers, AR 72756
United States
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Email
alantyson@cox.net
Phone
(479) 871-7021
Date
04/25/2016
Ministry Report
My preciious wife, Dell Christy Tyson, went to be with Jesus on April 17. She was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease (Corticobasal Degeneration) in June, 2014. She donated her brain for research. She has written a book about her end of life journey that we will have to complete for her. The title of the book is “The Last Ride: And Oh What a Ride!” Her circle of influence was emmense. She worked as a marriage and family therapist for 34 years. Visitation and a memorial service were held in Rogers, AR last Thursday and Friday. God bless, Alan

Register for the Reunion Gathering in three easy steps

 

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“Register for the Reunion Gathering in three steps”

Step One:

Read the guidance letter.  Click here: Guidance Letter

Step Two:

Register for the Reunion, meals, tours:

www.afr-reg.com/ArmyChaplains2016

Step Three:

Reserve your hotel room:

https://bookings.ihotelier.com/The-Historic-Menger-Hotel/bookings.jsp?hotelID=75799&groupID=1509173